Joanne is a realist. Over forty years of experience hiking the high country trails, sketching and observing the flora and fauna of the Grand Tetons have equipped Joanne with the wealth of knowledge of the area that she reflects in her paintings. "I find my greatest inspiration in towering mountains, tropical jungles and rugged coastlines."
Beginning her painting career in the Swiss Alps, she has traveled extensively from the deserts of Egypt to the volcanic peaks of Hawaii and the wonders of New Zealand, capturing the varieties of nature on canvas. She studied in Illinois, where she was born, and in Paris, France. In her oils she uses the palette knife to give her work an unusual sense of depth. Joanne's works have been exhibited in leading galleries and museums in the West and Hawaii.
Some of Joanne's major commissions include an eight foot x twelve foot. mural of the Puuwaawaa Ranch in Hawaii, a set of 37 wildflower watercolors adorning the cabins of Jenny Lake Lodge north of Jackson and an oil of Lake Solitude for the Moose Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park.
Over the years her clientele has included notables from many parts of the world. She divides her time between experiencing other wonders of the world and enjoying her home with its amazing view of the Tetons. Visitors to her studio and gallery are welcome to see her latest oils, watercolors, limited edition lithographs and giclées on canvas.